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Images of the Students
The presence of D H Lawrence in the official University College photograph of 1906-7 has made it one of the most frequently reproduced images of former students. Other surviving photographs which record the last century in the University's history were often taken by the students themselves.
Lawrence, from Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, is recognized now as the most famous alumnus of the College. From 1906-1908 he studied for a career in teaching. Biographies of his early life describe College friendships and the influence of his student experience. He joined other students, as was the custom, for an annual photograph on the steps of the Shakespeare Street building.
A less formal shot, almost seventy years later, shows the first intake of students to the University's new Medical School in 1970. Until accommodation at the Queen's Medical Centre was ready, classes were held in temporary quarters on campus.
The Department of Physiology was housed in the Cherry Tree Buildings, which after many years of service in different functions have recently been demolished.
Further sources relating to this subject area are held by Manuscripts and Special Collections at King's Meadow Campus. See our website for information about our collections and catalogues.